Moral Monday coming to Sylva

A coalition of organizations led by the Jackson County Branch of the NAACP are coordinating a Moral Monday gathering to be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva.

The Moral Monday Movement, a vast non-partisan coalition began 10 years ago and now fights legislation passed by the General Assembly. Issues include the new restrictive voter suppression law, the state’s refusal to accept federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid, cuts in funding for public education and more. 

In addition to Rev. Dr. William Barber ll, president of the NC NAACP, some of the speakers at the event will include Connie Jean Conklin, a middle-aged Sylva resident with physical disabilities, and John deVille, a teacher in Franklin.

Live music at the event will include a performance by nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter David LaMotte. Sylva resident Stella Moore will lead the crowd in singing songs of the movement.

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